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Address: 8808 North Main Street, Helen, GA 30545
Phone Number: (706) 878-2200
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Pleasantly Surprised at it being Opened!

Before going to Helen, I had read a lot of reviews that said this place was closed and was for sale, so I didn't expect to see Charlemagne's Kingdom at all. However, the owner... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
dms200912
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Eastaboga, Alabama
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Helen several times and always made it my priority to see Charlemagne's Kingdom. It was a magical place and I always saw different things each time. It was always well taken care of and well loved by its owners. I introduced it to my family members on several occasions and they felt the same. The owners... More 

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Thank ritatrn
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed. It was closed and had a for sale sign out front. Nothing on web site either about them being closed. Was looking forward to seeing.

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3 Thank Anthony P
Kennesaw, Georgia
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Very disappointing. There was a trash bag that had burst open in front of one of the doors, and bits and pieces of trash littering the ramp up to the doors. We had really been looking forward to visiting this neat place, but it appears that it is not being maintained, at all.

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Thank Brumley P
Seneca, South Carolina
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205 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

But I'm sorry to say that was not the case when we visited yesterday. We were looking for inside entertainment for our grandchildren on a cool rainy Saturday. I had read about Charlemagne's Kingdom so we decided to give it a try. The detail in the topography, the authentic German architecture, the mountains and hand painted figurines is a beautiful... More 

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3 Thank BeachGrandmax4
Cleveland, Georgia
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57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

You will be amazed at the huge model train display of a Bavarian German town and countryside. 100's of hours went into this working display and every time I see it, i see details i missed the first time. wonderful selection of popular, timeless and educational toys, as well as lots of Trains! Don't miss it !

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Thank Captain_Dann
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I really love miniatures and it was incredible to see the time and heart put into building this masterpiece!!

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Thank SouthernPeach2014
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

if you love trains and miniature castles Landscaping you will love this place it is amazing what they have done it has all live Waterfalls lots of trains.

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1 Thank gama2
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Went with my husband and brother because my brother is fascinated with this stuff. I walked out in tears because not only was it an incredible experience, but the man who built this all has recently lost his wife, and has the place up for sale. I truly wish that we had the time and money to keep this going... More 

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2 Thank Stepmomandwife
Greenville, South Carolina
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246 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Stopped in here for a short visit on a SAT. Beautiful model train exhibit, but no trains were running. Cost was a mere $4. I do not see how this place will stay open for business.

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1 Thank Ron T
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Before going to Helen, I had read a lot of reviews that said this place was closed and was for sale, so I didn't expect to see Charlemagne's Kingdom at all. However, the owner decided the Fourth of July was a great day to open, so we took our two year old to see the trains. He loved it! Unfortunately,... More 

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